‘Vacation’ Puts the Griswolds Back on the Road
By Courtney E. Smith
Get ready to head down holiday road, because the Vacation franchise is being relaunched for a new generation.
Ed Helms heads up the cast, playing the latest iteration of Rusty Griswold (a role also taken on by Anthony Michael Hall, Johnny Galecki and Ethan Embry), who is taking his Griswold family on a road trip adventure back to Wally World.
Christina Applegate plays his wife, Leslie Mann joins as a grown up Audrey Griswold (previously played by Juliette Lewis) and Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo return as Clark and Ellen Griswold.
The NSFW trailer, above, drops in a few references to the original, including a reprise of the hot-blonde-in-a-car moment, but with a very different outcome.
There’s also Chris Hemsworth being dreamy Chris Hemsworth.
Vacation is in theaters on July 29.